The new 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks, Prospects, Rookies, and Unknown Teenagers Wearing Baseball Uniforms came out last Wednesday.
Not including parallels or low numbered inserts, the Braves have 16 cards to chase. Seems doable.
While perusing said checklist, my eyes keyed in on one particular Bravos prospect. An 18 year old right handed pitcher drafted in the 7th round out of Somerset, Pennsylvania.
Meet Ian Stiffler.
I can't make this stuff up. How effing sweet is that?
So I will be all in on this prospect... How can I not be? Stiffler? Are you kidding me?
So let's check in on his card checklist as I know it*.
*(that means it's far from comprehensive, if anyone can add to it or correct it, please do)
2013 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects
BDDP65 Ian Stiffler (base) (Got it!)
BDDP65 Ian Stiffler (Chrome)
That's 13 cards not numbered /1. Add another 11 1/1's. I'm not kidding myself about those... I'll focus on the first 13.
By the way... what's that say aboput the direction of our hobby when some kid has 24 cards out there for fans and family to chase, and 11 of them are 1/1? Another two are /5!
Oh, and you know there will be an auto request in the mail for an auto from his Mom....
We'll see how that goes....